The much-anticipated exhibition, “Toni Morrison: Sites of Memory,” is scheduled to open on February 22, 2023, in Firestone Library’s Milberg Gallery. Conceived by Autumn Womack, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and English, the exhibition is a multi-faceted, immersive journey into the archives of Toni Morrison. Drawing upon drafts and outlines of published and unpublished writing, speeches, essays, and correspondence, the exhibition reveals previously unknown aspects of Toni Morrison’s creative life and practice.
As visitors move through the exhibition, they will encounter the complexity of Morrison’s intellectual worlds and the very way that she transcends the categories of artist, writer, teacher, or editor. “Rather than offer either a sweeping overview of her career or an in-depth look at her best-known works,” Womack described, “this exhibit follows the route mapped by the collection itself as it illuminates previously unknown aspects of Morrison’s life and practice, and reveals new ways of understanding seemingly familiar texts and events.” To read the full article, click here.